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Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown

Theatrical Release Date:  TBC
Home Ent. Release Date:  03 Dec 2006


In Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (1988) pregnant actress Pepa (Carmen Maura) is distraught by a break-up with her actor boyfriend Iván (Fernando Guillén), and prepares a gazpacho laced with sleeping pills. She is, however, saved from suicide by her best friend Candela (María Barranco), a fugitive from justice. Pepa’s ex-lover's grown son (Antonio Banderas) arrives with wife-to-be Marisa (Rossy de Palma) in answer to Carmen's "room to let" newspaper ad. Marisa inadvertently ingests the gazpacho and as she blissfully snoozes, her fiancé inaugurates an affair with Carmen's fugitive friend.

Directed By:

  • Pedro Almodovar


  • Carmen Maura
  • Fernando Guillén
  • María Barranco
  • Antonio Banderas
  • Rossy de Palma

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